Most students’ struggles with school and how they choose to not let them get in their way

Alvin Gonzales

Staff Writer

Malaya Cruz (9) – 

     “I’d say I take breaks way too often probably because I tell myself that I’ll do homework, but then I end up procrastinating on that and go on TikTok or YouTube instead. So I think that’s something that I could improve on… which I have been working on. I find it useful to wake up earlier in the morning so I can study for things and then it helps me remember for a day of a test.”

Alyson Stock (10) – 

     “I’m pretty much a procrastinator because it’s really hard for me to focus on one thing and just sit still and do work. During school that wasn’t as much of a problem because we’re always getting up and changing classes, but now I’m just sitting at the same desk doing work for hours. … I’ve been trying to keep myself motivated to want to do the schoolwork so I’ve been trying to think of my future and how I want my future to look. I want to work for it, but sometimes it’s just really hard. But yeah, I just try and think of what I’m working towards.”

Jasmine Lo (12) –

     “It’s a lot easier to get distracted with distance learning. … I’ve always been bad at managing my time, but this time it’s just worse with distance learning. I call my friends for fun, but a lot of the time, I just call them and do work on call and make sure the other person is also working.

Alexander Kim (12) –

     “I put a lot of notes on my desk and on my monitor to remind me to do stuff if I forget. … 

Usually it’s mostly just schedules and what I have to do for the day. Usually I’ll just write, ‘Oh I have this due today, this due tomorrow, and bla bla bla.’ I’ll say what’s really urgent, what I have to finish, what I have to study for, and I’ll just stick them like on my actual monitor, so that when I’m looking at my screen it’s just right there in my view, and I just started doing that at the beginning of this year because I had some sticky notes lying around.”

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